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Bowling Green took home last season's MAC title, but Western Michigan brings back receiver Corey Davis and a high-powered offense. Who are the other players to watch in the conference?
How do MAC coaches think 2016 will go? Opposing coaches dish on why Ohio will be good (again), Kareem Hunt should hit 1,000 yards (again) and Western Michigan will throw it a lot (again).
Highlights: Jatavis Brown
The Chargers grabbed a linebacker to close out Round 5, taking the Akron product. Check out some of Brown's best highlights.
Football player accidentally shot by teammate
A former Akron football player is recovering in an area hospital after he was accidentally shot in the stomach by a teammate early Saturday morning. Story
Former Akron receiver Andrew Pratt is expected to recover from a gunshot wound to the stomach after Zips offensive tackle Scott Boyett mistakenly shot him.
ICYMI: Potato mascot shakes and bakes
Spuddy Buddy, the mascot of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, shows his moves.
Coach Terry Bowden leads Akron to five straight wins to end the season, capped by the school's first bowl victory.
Robert Stein made three field goals and Jatavis Brown led a smothering defense as Akron earned its first victory in a bowl, a 23-21 over Utah State on Tuesday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Akron gets first-ever bowl game victory
Thomas Woodson passed for 168 yards and a caught a TD pass on a trick play as Akron beat Utah State 23-21, the first bowl win in school history. It was also the Zips' first eight-win season in FBS play. Box score
Utah State making late push with TD
Chuckie Keeton found Brandon Swindall for a 2-yard TD pass with 1:12 left to cut Akron's lead over Utah State to 23-21 at the Potato Bowl. (Live on ESPN)
Time for the rally potato in Boise
A Utah State fan is munching on potatoes to rally his team back against Akron in the final minutes of the Potato Bowl. Even bowl mascot Spuddy Buddy would be happy.
Akron retakes lead in Potato Bowl
Donnell Alexander took the pitch and dashed 2 yards for the TD to give Akron the 20-14 lead over Utah State in the third quarter of the Potato Bowl. (Live on ESPN)
Utah State goes ahead of Akron
Kent Myers found Hunter Sharp in the end zone for a 19-yard TD to give the Aggies a 14-13 lead over the Zips in the third quarter of the Potato Bowl on ESPN.
Akron big man nearly takes it in for TD
Akron's 304-pound DL Rodney Coe recovered a fumble by Utah State's QB and was just a few yards short of rumbling in for a TD. The Zips kicked a FG afterward to take a 13-7 halftime lead in the Potato Bowl. (Live on ESPN)
Akron gets tricky for first TD
The Zips opened the scoring in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl when wide receiver Tyrell Goodman took the pitch on the reverse and threw it to QB Thomas Woodson for the touchdown. Akron leads Utah State 13-7 at halftime (live on ESPN).
Utah State finally breaks out
The Aggies had 58 yards of total offense before this 61-yard run by Devante Mays. Utah State scored two plays later to cut Akron's lead to 10-7 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (live on ESPN).
Bad hold keeps Utah State scoreless
The Aggies lined up for a field goal to make the score 7-3, but the holder couldn't corral the snap, and Utah State remained down by a touchdown in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (live on ESPN).
Akron takes it right back
Utah State's post-turnover drive lasted just six plays before Chuckie Keeton was picked off by Kris Givens. Akron leads 7-0 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (live on ESPN).
Akron vs VMI Keydets
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